IOMHS International Steering Group                                                            

Prof Tsuyoshi Akiyama

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Tokyo University
Director, Department of Psychiatry, Kanto Medical Centre, Tokyo
Secretary-General, Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists

 Prof Ricardo Araya

 Professor of Psychiatry, University of Bristol

 Dr Gary Belkin

Director, Program in Global Mental Health, Division of Global and Public Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine
Coordinator, Mental Health Program, Millennium Villages Project

 Dr Alex Cohen

 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

 Dr Frances Hughes

 Facilitator, The WHO Pacific Islands Mental Health Network (PIMHNet), Wellington, New Zealand

 Dr Crick Lund

Chief Research Officer, Mental Health and Poverty Project, Dept of  Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town


Prof Martin McKee

European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Head of Research Policy and Head of the London Hub of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

 Prof John Mendoza

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health, Education and Science, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Chair, National Advisory Council on Mental Health to the Federal Minister of Health and Ageing, The Hon Nicola Roxon

 Prof Atif Rahman

Professor of Child Psychiatry, School of Population, Community and Behavioural Sciences, University of Liverpool

 Dr Khalid Saeed

Technical Officer, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Cairo

 Ms Ishita Sanyal

Founder and Secretary, Turning Point Mental Rehabilitation Centre, Kolkata, India

Prof Norman  Sartorius

Former Director, Department of Mental Health, WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Geneva

 Dr Shekhar Saxena

Coordinator, Evidence, Research and Action on Mental and Brain Disorders (MER), World Health Organization, Geneva

 Prof. Eliot Sorel

Clinical Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine & School of Public Health, Washington

 Dr Nirmala Srinivasan

Head of Action for Mental Illness India, Bangalore, India
(ACMI is a member of the UN Ad Hoc Committee on Mental Illness and Disabilities)

 Mr Dan Taylor

Secretary, MindFreedom Ghana, Accra, Ghana

 Mr Chris Underhill

Founding Director, BasicNeeds, United Kingdom